Engagement Ring - Origin
History tells us that the tradition of the engagement ring comes from the Egyptians. In Egypt (2800 BC), rings were pieces made of gold or silver and were used throughout life. These jewels were found after excavations. And guess where they were found? On the third finger of the left hand of some mummies. The well-known legend, that the Egyptians believed that a vein (“amoris” vein or vein of love) connected the left ring finger directly to the heart, comes from this discovery.
The symbol of the ring was only recognized by the Catholic Church in Western culture in the 11th century, although the habit of wearing the commitment ring and wedding rings only became popular in the 16th century.
How should you wear the Engagement Ring?
We live in constant evolution and adaptation with respect to habits and traditions. Traditionally, the engagement ring must be worn on the ring finger of the right hand. If you don’t stick to traditions and old habits, wear the ring on the finger you want!
In conclusion, it is not a rule, just guidance!
Engagement Ring - Marriage Proposal
Traditions may vary, but the fact is … a marriage proposal must be accompanied by an engagement ring! With or without diamond, small or large, simple or elaborate design, there are several formats and options! But without a doubt, you can’t miss it!